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Chic Gamine: The Girl-Group Sound, Stripped To Its Bones

Call it minimal Motown: The Canadian band is four singers, a drummer — and that's it.

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Nkulee Dube's debut album is titled My Way. Robert Tlapu/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell have been friends and collaborators since the 1970s. Their new album together is called Old Yellow Moon. David McClister /Nonesuch Records hide caption

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Partners In Life, Two Country Singers Finally Meet In The Studio

Kelly Willis and Bruce Robison both had blossoming solo careers when they wed back in 1996, but they haven't recorded a full album together — until now.

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Classical pianist Simone Dinnerstein (left) and singer-songwriter Tift Merrit collaborate on the new album Night. Lisa Marie Mazzucco/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The Milk Carton Kids: At Life's Crossroads, A Duo Looks Both Ways

Both newly 30, Kenneth Pattengale and Joey Ryan reflect on the past and relish the present on their upcoming release, The Ash & Clay.

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Dido's new album is The Girl Who Got Away. Guy Aroch hide caption

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Baba Salah at his home in Bamako, Mali. On his new album, Dangay, he calls attention to what he describes as human-rights violations in the north. Ed Alcock/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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